Naota's life is not simple. He lives with his eccentric father and grandfather in a city distinguished by a gigantic hand-iron shaped factory perched on a hill. His brother's ex-girlfriend makes passes at him. And to top it all off, an impish, playful alien has run him over with her Vespa and smacked him in the head with a bass guitar! Little does he know that this is onlyNaota's life is not simple. He lives with his eccentric father and grandfather in a city distinguished by a gigantic hand-iron shaped factory perched on a hill. His brother's ex-girlfriend makes passes at him. And to top it all off, an impish, playful alien has run him over with her Vespa and smacked him in the head with a bass guitar! Little does he know that this is only the beginning of his involvement in an interplanetary ideological war....
|Title||:||FLCL Volume 1 (v. 1)|
|Number of Pages||:||122 Pages|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
|Last checked||:||21 Minutes ago!|
FLCL Volume 1 (v. 1) Reviews
I am a diehard FLCL fan, having loved both the anime and the manga adaptations, but it just did not translate to prose very well. Part of this is because it is a fairly straightforward adaptation of the show, very little is added or changed. Part of this is because it was split into three volumes instead of one book. (Since I picked this up, a compilation may have been made, but I'm not positive.)Personally, I recommend that you save your time and money and read something else.
Having been an avid fan of the anime, and then of the manga, I felt compelled to continue on and pick this incarnation up when I saw it. I suppose I was hoping for some new kind of insight that I might have missed while watching the anime.Unfortunately, it is a pretty clear-cut adaptation of the show, with few extras thrown in. I still enjoyed it, but I know that is only because I like the show so much. For the general fan, or especially for those who have never seen FLCL before, this is not worth your money.It's too bad that they split this into three books instead of compiling them all into one edition, because they could have made it much more appealing to buy. All said and done, at Tokyopop's outrageous price, you would be paying $30 for one complete storyline.Also, I'm not sure if it was simply translated poorly, or if it was written really bad, but Enokido's telling seems extremely dumbed down. The anime was particularly complex and interesting for various psychological and philosophical reasons, but the novelization took most of that away.Overall, you know if you'll like it. And if you know, definitely pick it up. Watch the show otherwise.
Was different to view the characters in this format. I think it would be better to read the manga which came first. I'm debating buying the second book just to get another perspective.